Conclusion vs Clue - What's the difference?

conclusion | clue |


As nouns the difference between conclusion and clue

is that conclusion is the end, finish, close or last part of something while clue is a strand of yarn etc as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.

As a verb clue is

to provide with a clue (often used with "in" or "up").

conclusion

Noun

(en noun)
  • The end, finish, close or last part of something.
  • * Prescott
  • A flourish of trumpets announced the conclusion of the contest.
  • The outcome or result of a process or act.
  • A decision reached after careful thought.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And the conclusion is, she shall be thine.
    The board has come to the conclusion that the proposed takeover would not be in the interest of our shareholders.
  • *
  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions' are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound ' conclusions . Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you geth
  • (logic) In an argument or syllogism, the proposition that follows as a necessary consequence of the premises.
  • * Addison
  • He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion .
  • (obsolete) An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating.
  • (legal) The end or close of a pleading, e.g. the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace", etc.
  • (legal) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
  • (Wharton)

    Antonyms

    * (end) beginning, initiation, start

    Coordinate terms

    * (in logic) premise

    clue

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.
  • * 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
  • she had even had in the past a small smug conviction that in the domestic labyrinth she always kept the clue .
  • Information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.
  • An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.
  • (slang) Insight or understanding ("to have a clue [about]" or "to have clue". See have a clue, clue stick)
  • Synonyms

    * (information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion) hint, indication, suggestion * (object or indication which may be used as evidence) signature

    Derived terms

    * * clueless * cluestick / clue stick * cluey * have a clue * not have a clue

    See also

    * evidence * red herring

    Verb

  • To provide with a clue.
  • The crossword compiler wasn't sure how to clue the word "should".
  • To provide someone with information which he or she lacks (often used with "in" or "up").
  • Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.

    Derived terms

    * clued-in * clued-up